There are many people in Maryland that work in the construction industry. Construction jobs often pay well but they are also among the most dangerous jobs a person can have. Most construction companies understand the importance of worker safety but occasionally a serious accident occurs that injures a worker.
A recent accident occurred in Maryland that seriously injured a construction worker. The worker was in Silver Spring near the District Court on a construction site when he was hit by a moving crane. The worker was transferred to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. The Maryland Occupational Safety Hazard division has been notified of the incident and will be investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident.
When a person goes to work each morning, they expect they will return home each night. Usually this is the case, but occasionally a serious accident occurs that can dramatically affect a family. If a person has been seriously injured on the job, they may want to contact an attorney who has experience in workers’ compensation.
An attorney can advise their client as to what their workers compensation rights are and can handle their claims. They can assist with getting medical treatment authorization from an employer’s insurance carrier, helping get medical care from the medical professional the injured worker prefers, fight for rights regarding permanency rewards and help with an appeal if a claim is denied.
Workers compensation is in place to make sure injured workers receive the compensation they deserve in a workplace accident. An injured worker has legal rights in a workplace accident situation.